57points

Panasonic AG-AC160A

49points

Panasonic HC-PV100

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Panasonic AG-AC160A vs Panasonic HC-PV100

Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100

Why is Panasonic AG-AC160A better than Panasonic HC-PV100?

  • 20% better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 50fps
  • 2x more battery power
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    5800mAhvs2900mAh
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Has manual ISO
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  • 15% bigger screen size
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    3.45"vs3"
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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  • 11.11% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.6 vs1.8f
  • 155mm narrower
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    180mmvs335mm

Why is Panasonic HC-PV100 better than Panasonic AG-AC160A?

  • 2.73x more megapixels (main camera)
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    6MPvs2.2MP
  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • 900g lighter
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    1.5kgvs2400g
  • 25mm shorter
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    170mmvs195mm
  • 0s longer exposure time
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    0.17svs0.1666667s
  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
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  • 75% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/8000svs0.0005s

Price comparison

Design

1.weight

2.4kg

1.5kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.height

195mm

170mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

180mm

335mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.Has a flip-out screen
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
6.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display which shows the framed image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image; they can be more compact; it's easier to focus with digital zoom; and they sometimes offer extra info on the display (such as a live histogram).

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 50fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Optics

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a BSI sensor
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has a CMOS sensor
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
4.has manual ISO
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
6.has manual exposure
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
This allows you to manually set the exposure.
7.has manual white balance
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
9.has a built-in HDR mode
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Panasonic HC-PV100
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
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Panasonic HC-PV100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

5800mAh

2900mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has an external memory slot
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.has a battery level indicator
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.Has a remote control
Panasonic AG-AC160A
Panasonic HC-PV100
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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